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Book signing scheduled during homecoming at New Mexico State University

A book signing for New Mexico State University languages and linguistics professors Beth Pollack and Ricardo Aguilar-Melantzon will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the University Bookstore in Corbett Center.


and Aguilar-Melantzon will sign copies of a book they co-translated to Spanish titled "El Camino a Tamazunchale" from "The Road to Tamazunchale" by Ron Arias.

"El Camino a Tamazunchale" tells the story of Don Fausto, an old man on the verge of death who lives in a Los Angeles barrio. Rather than resigning himself to death, he embarks on a journey in and out of time, space and consciousness.

Pollack was the recipient of the 2001-2002 Globalization Award from the Center for International Programs at New Mexico State. She will soon publish "Windward," the English translation of "A Barlovento" by Aguilar-Melantzon.

Aguilar-Melantzon holds a Regents Professorship at New Mexico State in addition to several awards, including the Dennis W. Darnall Faculty Achievement Award, the Donald C. Rousch Excellence in Teaching Award, the Ford Foundation/National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Minorities and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Fiction.

Pollack and Aguilar-Melantzon also co-translated to Spanish "Loving Pedro Infante" by Denise Chavez. "Por el Amor de Pedro Infante" will be published in November.

Although no parking citations will be issued Oct. 10 and 11 because of Homecoming 2002 events, suggested parking for the event is in Lots 17, 17N and 45 west of Corbett Center, Lot 41 south of Corbett Center and Lot 27 near the Educational Services building.

For more information on the book signing, contact Frankie Miller, University Bookstore, at (505) 646-7660.